Sodastream announce closure of West Bank factory, Palestinian activists exclaim victory | Middle East Eye

Israeli drinks firm SodaStream, hit by international boycott calls, said Wednesday it was shutting a controversial factory in a West Bank settlement as it announced a nine percent fall in sales. The firm, which manufactures a device for making fizzy drinks at home and was embroiled in a row earlier this year involving Hollywood actress […]

Rise Up America, Rise Up!

Those shackles should represent the ugly and imprisoning idea of the American Dream as it manifests in a highly commercialised and divided society, with such dire repercussions for the rest of the world. An idea that breeds more and more division, fear and injustice, and that has led successive American governments to arrogantly domineer other […]

Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at Koch Brothers

“We have got to do everything we can do stop them,” Sanders said, ticking off a lengthy list of egregious things he said the brothers wanted to do. That included abolishing virtually every program you’ve heard on in the federal government, from Medicaid and Medicare to Social Security, minimum wage, campaign spending limits and the […]

Thoughts on the recent attacks in Canada – Dr Gihad Shabib

The recent attacks in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu have shocked and horrified all Canadians. Particularly, Canadian Muslims are deeply saddened and grieved at these senseless losses of lives. They unequivocally condemn these heinous and cowardly acts which affect us all.   However, it is very difficult for our community, which is made mostly of new immigrants, […]

Yemen worst nation for gender equality, women lag in economics, politics – report | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

women worldwide are almost on a par with men in terms of health and education, but lag behind in economic and political participation and opportunities. Ranked the least gender-equal of 142 countries for the ninth successive year, Yemen fared worse than Pakistan, Chad, Syria and Mali via Yemen worst nation for gender equality, women lag […]